‘Worst Case Housing Needs’ Rises to Over 8 Million

More than 8 million renter households were identified as having “worst case housing needs,” or burdened by rent and/or living in unsuitable conditions, in 2015, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)—the second-highest share ever recorded. Those labeled “worst case” are renters with very low incomes and […]

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Rising costs putting pressure on renters: NLIHC study

Renting is often touted as an affordable alternative to homeownership, but recent studies have revealed that renters are feeling the pressure of rising rents just as much as buyers are struggling to find reasonably priced homes …